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September 2020

A trip to Spain: What an enlightening experience!

2020-09-21T09:06:22+00:00

Most people that I’ve met in English-speaking countries tend to be slightly shy. By contrast, most individuals that I’ve met in Spain are very outgoing and gregarious – they are quite extroverted. During my trip to Spain, I’ve obviously improved my social skills a lot! The importance of having high-quality social conversations: In the past, whenever I was talking to someone that intimidated me, I would mentally scold myself, “Why did I sound so stupid? This high-profile individual will never want to speak to me again.” After spending some time in Spain, I have learned that my social awkwardness can be [...]

A trip to Spain: What an enlightening experience!2020-09-21T09:06:22+00:00

August 2020

Modern Australian pop culture and my travel observation

2020-08-27T10:29:15+00:00

My nephew and I visited Australia last year – we had a good time because my nephew met a new friend Liam in Australia & now, they are pen friends. Liam is a school boy who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. His grandparents are from Germany and they moved to Australia many decades ago. A brief summary of Australian history and economy: The British ships arrived in Australia in 1788 and this British colony was established. Initially, the Great Britain sent their convicts to Australia. However, convicts were not sent to South Australia. Liam is from Adelaide, the capital of South [...]

Modern Australian pop culture and my travel observation2020-08-27T10:29:15+00:00

Down Under Tourism: What do we know about Australia?

2020-08-08T00:39:37+00:00

According to M. H. Monroe, aboriginal people have lived in Australia for at least 60,000 years, arriving by boat from south Asia by about that time. Some researchers have suggested that aboriginals arrived around 116,000 years ago. These dates have been strongly disputed and re-dating suggests that 60,000 years is correct.  Interestingly, most scientists agree that modern humans have only been in South East Asia since 20,000 years ago, which suggests that Australia was settled before South-East Asia.  Europe, meanwhile was first settled by modern humans also around 60,000 years ago, which suggests that Europeans and Aboriginals arrived in their destinations [...]

Down Under Tourism: What do we know about Australia?2020-08-08T00:39:37+00:00